Originally Posted by halcyon-twin
Prior to going with a full water loop I wanted to ensure I had my system up and running as well. The H-100 is an excellent closed loop WC solution. For the RAM, 8GB should be good unless you're doing something media heavy (i.e. workstation), I've got 16GB but I'm also heavy into Photoshop as well. The graphics card you have looks good. I think you've got a good thing going here.
Originally Posted by KonaJoe
My current build is very similar, and I'm very happy with it.
Thanks, guys. I have decided to put off overclocking for now. Too many other irons in the proverbial fire. Really, 3.7 GHz is pretty fast, as is. Nothing yet I have run has held me up. When Piledriver comes out, if it is AM3+, I might give it a whirl if it has good reviews.
This reminds me about a question I had. I went with the Phenom II 980BE because BD didn't have the ravest of reviews, and many said that this processor was better overall than what BD has to currently offer. I really have no use for 8 cores, but the FX4170 does have a higher GHz speed. Does anyone thing the FX4170 is better than the Phenom II 980BE? Thubans are too hard to come by.